Pupils brave downpours to complete big expedition
ADVENTUROUS pupils donned waterproofs and wellies in their quest to gain their Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.
The practice expedition for the Year 10 Deepings School pupils took place earlier this month, after weeks of preparation in the classroom.
They awoke to pouring rain which was set to last all weekend but ploughed on undeterred. The groups started off from Morrisons car park in Stamford and, on day one, the aim was to get to Sacrewell Farm before it got too dark,
The groups successfully negotiated their way through Barnack and arrived safely at the campsite to yet another downpour.
A break in the clouds allowed the pupils to cook their meals by the campfire before an early night in the tent to rest their weary legs.
The weather brightened up for the second day and the groups’ navigation skills were tested as they had to find teachers at various checkpoints between Wansford and King’s Cliffe.
Most of the groups were able to make sense of their maps and, after a couple of minor errors, they arrived at the finish point in perfect time ready to head home for a wellearned rest.
Everyone managed to get through the expedition successfully and are now looking forward to the assessed expedition later in the summer.